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Do You Care Too Much About Success?

October 31, 2017

Video Notes:

In a world that often only cares about “what will work,” Christ calls us to care about what is right. “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote powerfully during the time of Hitler’s Third Reich, about the idolatry of success:

When a successful figure becomes especially prominent and conspicuous, the majority give way to the idolization of success….They become blind to right and wrong…They have eyes only for the deed, for the successful result. The moral…faculty is blunted. It is dazzled by the brilliance of the successful man and by the longing in some way to share in his success….The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard…



Taken from Pastor Colin’s sermon “The King’s Justice.”


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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